Trailhead Beer Market is South Knoxville’s first beer market and it’s located just a block from the Tennessee river. Trailhead Beer Market doesn’t brew their own, but they serve craft beers on tap from local breweries. They also have beers for sale in cans and bottles.
If you’ve got kids tagging along with you, the Trailhead Beer Market is extremely kid-friendly. There’s a chalkboard wall outside on the covered patio and there’s special snacks you can purchase for kids, too!
If you want to spend a little time at Trailhead, bring your own meal and enjoy it with a beer – or bring something for the grill and prepare it on-site!
Their “beertenders” are extremely knowledgeable and are some of the friendliest in town. Be sure to stop in and say hi!
Over the Gay Street Bridge near the Urban Wilderness Trail is one of Knoxville’s finest, newly renovated breweries. Brewing definitive styles alongside original beers, they are bringing an active beer culture to downtown’s south side.
A downtown destination for over a decade, this full service restaurant is the perfect place to grab a pint with friends while adventuring in the downtown area. Traditional beers with a neighborhood feel.
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Gay Street, Suttree’s specializes in high gravity craft beer. They offer a Hoppy Hour Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Inside of Suttree’s is Harrogates Lounge, a fun arcade with pinball and skeeball games. Suttree’s also serves light snacks, appetizers and sandwiches. They are known for their Ramen. Upbeat, fun, friendly atmosphere and they are open late!
Pretentious Beer Glass Company is known for their handmade, high-quality, beer glasses designed specifically for craft beers – especially for craft beers in Knoxville TN! Stop by to try some of their beers at the Pretentious Beer Company and pick up a few glasses to use at home!
Pretentious Beer Company opened October 2016 and is “the other side of the Pretentious Beer & Glass company.” They serve and celebrate all things craft and handmade, including craft beers, soda and kombucha. Of course, they make their own glasses, too, so your beer will be served in a handmade glass! This is definitely a place to check out while you’re in Knoxville.
Sugar Mama’s Bakery and Craft Brew Bar is located on the historic 100 Block of Gay Street. This community-oriented bakery and beer bar serves up savory and sweet in a fun, diner-style atmosphere. The are the only tap room to offer ALL local beers! They have some of the best treats that are perfect for trying with a beer! When you visit, we recommend their pizza or the delicious fudge creams that are guaranteed to melt in your mouth!
SawWorks is Knoxville’s oldest microbrewery, and it serves traditional classics along with a regularly changing seasonal selection. This microbrewery is in an old saw mill and it’s unique history and cigar humidor definitely make this Knoxville brewery one to visit!
Last Days of Autumn features constantly changing taps. Classic and traditional styles shine at this family-owned brewery. The laid back, inviting atmosphere make this place a gem of the Knoxville beer scene. When you visit, you’ll definitely experience a great atmosphere with plenty of fun and live music scheduled throughout the year. You can even play a round of the old-fashioned Donkey Kong video game while you enjoy a pint or two! Hungry? This place has awesome pub food and the best beer cheese around!
Balter Beerworks is a craft microbrewery located in a repurposed service station in downtown Knoxville. They feature a weekly cask beer, a full service bar and a beer garden with a walk up service window. Balter Beerworks is a great gathering place and it’s definitely family-friendly, so everyone can enjoy the atmosphere. The menu is great for sharing, so you can try a little bit of everything! When you visit, you have to try their maple-infused brussels sprouts topped with a fried egg! They’re one of our favorites!
An ever changing tap of unique beers are brewed at this funky little nano brewery. High quality and small batch brews make this Emory Place brewery a regular stop. You won’t want to miss out! Often times there’s a great food truck out front to grab a meal or snack while you enjoy a beer!
Shulz Brau just opened in June 2016! They specialize in authentic German beer, featuring lagers and ales. They have a large taproom (over 3,500 square feet) and outdoor beer garden that is one of the largest German Beer Gardens in the United States.
Hops and Hollers has over 30 craft beers on tap, including a selection of local craft beer options! They keep at least 20 of the 32 tap options dedicated to local beers (or beers from Tennessee). They also feature a selection of over 100 beers in bottles and cans. They’re a good place to stop in when you want a growler filled (you can purchase a Hops and Hollers growler at their location) or you’re looking to put together a quick 6-pack to take with you.
Central Flats and Taps is a cozy spot on Central Street in Knoxville, TN. It features Tennessee craft beers and whiskeys. There’s also food available, made from the best local ingredients. Of course, they’re most well-known for their flatbread pizzas (“flats”). Be sure to stop in for a visit!
High quality beers brewed and bottled in a historic warehouse. There’s no tap room yet, but tours are available. A selection of their beers can be found and sampled at tap rooms and restaurants throughout downtown.
Blackhorse Pub and Brewery originated in Clarksville, TN. Blackhorse opened a Knoxville location in 2013 and it has quickly become a popular spot for beer, cocktails and great food. This brewpub serves a family-friendly menu which pairs perfectly with their flagship and seasonal beers.